Manta Ray in Istanbul

architect Gökhan Avcioğlu
project Beşiktaş Fish Market, Istanbul, Turkey
written by Omer Kanipak


Istanbul does not have well-organized or consciously designed fish markets even though it is a big metropolis situated next to the sea. Many of Istanbul’s fish markets are located within the neighbourhoods’ local market areas scattered throughout the city. Residents shop in these markets for their daily meal ingredients together with fresh fish and vegetables.